Our Donors

David E. Barker

David E. Barker

Dr. David E. Barker, professor emeritus of Modern Foreign Languages, established a scholarship to assist majors/minors in French in furthering their education at SVSU. Dr. Barker was a faculty member in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages from 1971 until his...

Delphi Automotive Systems/General Motors

Delphi Automotive Systems/General Motors

Delphi is a leading global supplier of mobile electronics and transportation systems, including powertrain, safety, steering, thermal, controls and security systems, electrical/electronic architecture, and in-car entertainment technologies. Delphi technology is also...

Department of Accounting / John A. Clinkenbeard

Department of Accounting / John A. Clinkenbeard

The Department of Accounting Scholarship was originally established in 1990. It was renamed in 1999 to honor the contributions of faculty member John A. Clinkenbeard. Mr. Clinkenbeard earned his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and later earned his...

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Award was established by faculty members of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Saginaw Valley State University. Each year, faculty members in the department contribute to build up the fund to make awards to students. SVSU’s very first classes in engineering...

Dom and Pam Monastiere

Dom and Pam Monastiere

This scholarship was established by a gift from Mrs. Pamela G. Monastiere (wife of Dominic Monastiere) in recognition of his commitment to obtaining a college degree. Dominic Monastiere was born in 1947 in Detroit, Michigan, graduated with Honors from Grosse Pointe...

Donald F. Nash

Donald F. Nash

Donald Nash was born and raised in Saginaw, and made it his home for 91 years. He graduated from Saginaw High School in 1925 and received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan. Mr. Nash paid his way through college by working an assortment...

Don H. and Iva M. Bellinger Trust

Don H. and Iva M. Bellinger Trust

Iva Mary Bellinger was a member of the first class of the School of Nursing and Hygiene at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where she served as an RN from 1927-1985. The hospital’s archive contains Mrs. Bellinger’s basketball uniform, and other memorabilia. Mrs....

Donna J. Roberts

Donna J. Roberts

When Donna was sixteen, she enrolled in a commercial high school where students were trained for office jobs and worked part-time while completing high school. Donna devoted eleven-hour days to completing her high school requirements and working at a law firm for...

Dow Corning

Dow Corning

Dow Corning was established in 1943 specifically to explore the potential of silicones. The company was created as a joint venture between Corning Glass Works (now Corning, Inc.) and The Dow Chemical Company. Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to...

Dr. and Mrs. Eldon L. Graham

Dr. and Mrs. Eldon L. Graham

Dr. Eldon Graham graduated from college at the age of 19 and began his career at The Dow Chemical Company when he was 20 years old. He continued his education as a part-time student at both Michigan State University and University of Michigan. Dr. Graham worked as a...

Dr. Berner J.  Gorden

Dr. Berner J. Gorden

Dr. Berner J. Gorden joined the Saginaw Valley State University faculty in 1967, and served as the first chair of the Chemistry Department. Dr. Gorden initiated the formation of student affiliate chapters of the American Chemical Society and the Student Chemistry...

Dr. B. J. Humphreys and Mrs. Laura Humphreys

Dr. B. J. Humphreys and Mrs. Laura Humphreys

Dr. Humphreys earned his BA from SVSU in 1977 and has served on the SVSU Annual Fund Committee since its inception in 1977. He was elected to SVSU’s Foundation Board of Directors in 1980 and served as chairman from 1983 to 1985. He served as the Board’s secretary...

Dr. Carlos and Mrs. Jean Ho Ramet

Dr. Carlos and Mrs. Jean Ho Ramet

Sebastian Moreno Ramet, a native of Spain, and Ida Maria Sonderegger, a native of Austria, met in London, England and married in 1948. Though Mr. and Mrs. Ramet were not the beneficiaries of advanced education in their youth, both believed strongly in the importance...

Dr. Debasish Mridha and Mrs. Chinu Mridha

Dr. Debasish Mridha and Mrs. Chinu Mridha

Dr. Debasish Mridha is a practicing neurologist in Saginaw who is on the Board of Directors for the Michigan State Medical Society and the Saginaw County Medical Society. Mrs. Chinu Mridha is the owner of Subho Management. The Mridhas are successful businesspeople in...

Dr. Deborah R. Huntley & Mr. Alton F. Huntley

Dr. Deborah R. Huntley & Mr. Alton F. Huntley

Dr. Deborah R. Huntley was a research scientist for 14 years at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Huntley joined the SVSU faculty in 1998. She received the Earl Warrick Award for Excellence in Research and was selected as a Rush Distinguished Lecturer 2006. Dr....

Dr. Donald & Mrs. Barbara Weyenberg

Dr. Donald & Mrs. Barbara Weyenberg

Dr. Donald Weyenberg joined Dow Corning Corporation in 1951. He married Barbara Oppenheim of Coldwater, Ohio, in 1955. They met in Midland when he was a research chemist at Dow Corning and she was a high school science teacher. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in...

Dr. Earl and Mrs. Jean Davis Warrick

Dr. Earl and Mrs. Jean Davis Warrick

Jean Davis Warrick was a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1917. She graduated from Indiana State Teachers College and taught high school business courses in Lancaster County, before moving to Midland. She married Earl Warrick, one of the founding members of the Dow...

Dr. Eric and Mrs. Cynthia Gilbertson

Dr. Eric and Mrs. Cynthia Gilbertson

Eric Gilbertson became President of Saginaw Valley State University in August 1989. Previously, he served as President of Johnson State College in Vermont. Dr. Gilbertson holds graduate degrees in Economics and Law and regularly teaches a course in Constitutional Law...

Dr. George and Mrs. Lynn Puia

Dr. George and Mrs. Lynn Puia

Both Dr. and Mrs. Puia are committed educators. Dr. Puia became a college professor in 1992 after spending more than a decade in international marketing. Dr. Puia has been a leader in developing short-term study abroad experiences for college students. Mrs. Puia is a...

Dr. James F. Stoddard

Dr. James F. Stoddard

Dr. James Stoddard is an ENT-otolaryngologist in Bay City, Michigan. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice for more than 30 years. Elizabeth Stoddard was a graduate of the Henry Ford School of Nursing and...

Dr. James Mitchell

Dr. James Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell established this endowment fund in 1998 in honor of his wife, Barbara Lee Mitchell, and their 50th wedding anniversary. Barbara Lee Mitchell has been a student of vocal music throughout her life. She began singing at an early age, and studied for a year...

Dr. Karen Gougeon & Mr. Brad Gougeon

Dr. Karen Gougeon & Mr. Brad Gougeon

Mary C. Kato was a life-long resident of Bay City. She was a very loving mother and helped instill the love of leaning in her four children. All four were successful; three have college degrees and one has a career in the military. Dr. Karen Gougeon, Mrs. Kato’s...

Dr. K.P. Karunakaran

Dr. K.P. Karunakaran

Dr. K.P. Karunakaran was appointed to the Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control in 2003. Dr. Karu, as he is known to his patients, received his medical degree from Madras University in India, and studied at the Royal College of Surgeons in the United...

Dr. Ravi and Dr. Rashmi Goyal

Dr. Ravi and Dr. Rashmi Goyal

Dr. Ravindra Goyal is a neurosurgeon practicing in Bay City. Dr. Rashmi Goyal, his wife, is a psychiatrist practicing in Essexville. Many members of the Goyal family have pursued careers in medicine and health care. The Goyal family love residing in Bay City and want...

Dr. Richard H., Alma W., and R. Scott Gilmore

Dr. Richard H., Alma W., and R. Scott Gilmore

The Gilmore family has a long history of friendship and service to Saginaw Valley State University. Dr. Richard H. Gilmore was a member of the SVSU Board of Control from 1971-1987, and also served on the SVSU Foundation Board of Directors from 1971-1995. Dr. Gilmore...

Dr. Robert Bridge, Mrs. Roberta Bridge Bush, and Mr. Stuart Bush

Dr. Robert Bridge, Mrs. Roberta Bridge Bush, and Mr. Stuart Bush

Ruth Edna (Zappa) Bridge of Midland, Michigan, was born in 1928, to Thomas and Althea Zappa in S.E. Minneapolis, MN, the eldest of five children. Though she worked during high school towards college expenses, had it not been for the generosity of others, she might...

Dr. Robert L. Wintermyer

Dr. Robert L. Wintermyer

The former Ann L. Thomas graduated from Saginaw High School and received her R.N. degree from the Mercy School of Nursing in Grand Rapids. She worked for several years as a nurse for The Dow Chemical Company in Midland. In 1961, she married Robert M. Kuchinic, and...

Dr. Robert Maurovich, Mrs. Nancy Warner, and Mrs. Marguerite Warner

Dr. Robert Maurovich, Mrs. Nancy Warner, and Mrs. Marguerite Warner

Dr. Robert Maurovich, his wife, Mrs. Nancy Warner, her mother, Mrs. Marguerite Warner, and their families support the University with contributions to scholarships. The Theresa A. Lunsted Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Mrs. Marguerite Warner created this scholarship...

Dr. Robert W. and Mrs. Nancy S. Meadows

Dr. Robert W. and Mrs. Nancy S. Meadows

The scholarship was established by Dr. Robert W. and Mrs. Nancy S. Meadows. Funds are given to graduate students pursuing degrees in Education at Saginaw Valley State University. Dr. Meadows joined the SVSU faculty in 1973, as Professor of Educational Leadership and...

Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Gladys Marble

Dr. Samuel and Mrs. Gladys Marble

Samuel Marble (pictured) was a published author who began his career as a professor of Political Science. Dr. Marble was the first President of Delta College (1958-1964) and the first President of Saginaw Valley State University (1964-1974). Dr. Marble guided Saginaw...